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Topics: Alice In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll's non-Newtonian World of Nonsense - A Mad Tea Party - Alice Liddell - Rules, Identity, Metamorphosis in Alice in Wonderland Instructor: Prof. James Paradis
Topics: Genesis, Aristotle, and the emergence of world views - Emergence of world views - Aristotelian concept of nature - The Four Aristotelian Causes Instructor: Prof. James Paradis
Topics: Natural Selection - Alfred Wallace - The struggle for existence - Web of complex relations - Natural selection - Speciation - Divergence Instructor: Prof. James Paradis
Topics: Darwinian Synthesis - Unity of Type and Conditions of Existence - Instinct and Behavior - Ants - Swarm Behavior - Bees - Complex Nonteleological Construction - Geological Succession - Embryology - Ontogeny - Phylogeny Instructor: Prof. James Paradis
Topics: Darwin and Design - Concepts of Design - William Wordsworth - Tintern Abbey - Romantic Image of Nature - Human Present and Persistence of Time - Memory - Robert Frost Instructor: Prof. James Paradis
Topics: Voltaire and the Accidental World - Optimism - Conflict - War - Lisbon Earthquake - New World Instructor: Prof. James Paradis
Topics: Evolution and Cybernetics - Norbert Wiener, the golem, and the problem of control - The key issue of cybernetics - Evolution as Phylogenetic Learning - Biological versus machine reproduction, Sorcery versus science - An increasingly automated world Instructor: Prof. James Paradis
Topics: Alan Turing and the Thinking Machine - Alan Turing - Thinking Machine - von Neumann - Stored-Program Computer - ENIAC - The Imitation Game - Coding - Discrete State Machines - Digital Computers - Machine Learning - Joseph Weizenbaum - Chatterbots Instructor: ...
Topics: T. H. Huxley and the Two States - The rise of the modern scientist, intellectutal - The state of nature - The state of art - Horticultural process - Colonization process - John Galton - Eugenics - Yan Fu Instructor: Prof. James Paradis
Topics: Darwin's The Descent of Man (1871) and Human Culture - Darwin and the Fuegians - Neander valley discoveries - T. H. Huxley - Charles Lyell - Edward Tylor and the natural origins of culture - Sexual selection - Human characteristics - Human evolution - ...
Topics: Butler and Technological Autonomy - Steam Engines - Victorian Railway System - Infrastructure - Babbage - Difference Engine - Machines - Self-replication Instructor: Prof. James Paradis
Post Connectome Analyses of Circuit Dynamics: Variability, Modulation and Compensation in a Rhythmic Neuronal Circuit